Botha Bothe was first settled in the 1800s when tribal groups displaced by the Lifaqane fled to the Maloti Mountains. King Moshoeshoe l made the flat-topped sandstone plateau of Botha Bothe Mountain his stronghold until 1824 when he relocated to a new capital.
In the north, Botha-Bothe borders on the Free State Province of South Africa. Domestically, it borders Mokhotlong on the southeast and Leribe on south.
What to see
Liphofung Cave Cultural Heritage Site
Named after the eland which is depicted by San artists, this site contains large sheltered sandstone cave and some of the country's best examples of rock art. In addition, there are numerous displays in the huts of Basotho traditional Life. Liphofung has been developed with the focus on cultural education and the preservation of the rock paintings, as well as the legacy of early Basotho. Local guides are available to interpret the historical, cultural and natural significance of the site and area as a whole.
This is one of the few places in Africa to offer snow-skiing, and boasts a 1.5km ski slope. Other attractions in this vicinity include excellent bird watching and fly fishing. There is also an accommodation for those who would like to sleep over
Where To Stay
For travellers in search for space and peace, New Oxbow Lodge is the ideal place to stay. The lodge is located in the magnificent Drakensburg Mountain Range on the banks of the Malibamotso River. Likileng lodge on the outskirts of the Botha Bothe town also offers good accommodation while Mamohase B B offers a perfect experience for anyone eager to learn more about Basotho Culture and enjoy the beautiful natural features of Lesotho. Other accommodation establishments in the district include Crocodile Inn, Motlejoa B B, Liphofung Caves and Friendly Guest House.